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Which is a Better Investment: Real Estate Or Stocks?

Which is a Better Investment: Real Estate Or Stocks?



There’s always a long standing debate among investors on whether property makes a better investment proposition to shares. There’s no denying that the stock market historically outperforms other types of investments. And if you have to choose between investing in real estate and stocks, it might seem like a no brainier. Some people think the stock market is the better alternative because the real estate market is unstable at its best. There’s no guarantee that property values will appreciate from year to year and when home price gains slow or decline, investors take a serious hit. The stock market isn’t much better, it’s known for its volatility and there are unpredictable ups and downs. Without doubt, stock market investing offers an unparalleled ease. You can invest in stocks with as less as Rs 500. It can be done in the comfort of your home. The case with real estate is different. You have to go and survey the property, inquire abou…

Lease Agreement or Leave and Licence Agreement, which one to choose?

Lease Agreement or Leave and Licence Agreement, which one to choose?





At times, the three “L”s can be quite confusing; “Lease”, “Leave and “License”. The terms ‘Lease Agreement’ and ‘Leave and Licence Agreement’ are often misunderstood as the same thing. We are frequently asked these questions- “Which type of Agreement will protect my interests?” “Which agreement ensures my ownership remain secure?”. To understand these better, let’s look at a scenario, where “A” is the owner of a property who wants to rent his premises “X”, and “B” is someone who needs a premise to stay for a short period. Let’s see in this situation which agreement is more suitable. In order to ensure that the rightful interest of an individual on a property is not diluted, we need to look at the seven fundamental differences between these two agreements which are:
1.Duration A Lease Agreement (Lease) is usually created for a certain period but can also be for an unlimited period. The property owner is called the ‘Les…

Know the difference: Agreement to Sell and Sale Deed!

Know the difference: Agreement to Sell and Sale Deed!
Whether you plan to buy a property or already own one; whether you are a home buyer or a home owner, you should know the legal documents that establish absolute ownership over the Property. When we talk about Sale, there are two terms which are widely used i.e. Sale Deed and Agreement to Sell.  Many times we have come across buyers who hold Agreement to Sell and mistake it for the Sale Deed. Lack of understanding of the difference could lead to grave errors and at times, dire consequences.
What is an Agreement to Sell? When a buyer approaches a house owner to buy his property, certain terms are agreed upon including the offer price. These buying terms, advance amount and other ‘conditions precedent’ (agreed conditions under which the sale can conclude) for the sale are recorded in writing and accepted by the parties in what is called the Agreement to Sell. It is important to note that the Sale Agreement in only an agreement where o…

Karnataka notifies RERA

Karnataka notifies RERA


BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has notified the Real EstateRegulatory (Regulation and Development) Act on Monday making it mandatory for all the builders to register with the regulator.
The Karnataka Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Rules, 2017 shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, said Kapil Mohan, principal secretary to the Karnataka's department of housing.

Last week, the Karnataka Cabinet had approved the Real Estate Regulatory (Regulation and Development) Act with a few changes, paving the way for the setting up of a regulator for the sector.

According to the Karnataka RERARules, the builders should disclose the size of the apartment based on carpet area. The rule also mentions that for ongoing projects that are yet to receive a completion certificate, the promoter shall within a period of three months of the application for registration of the project with the authority, deposit in a separate bank a…

Buy Vs Rent ! What should I do?

Buy Vs Rent ! What should I do? For a modern day home buyer, it has become a tough choice. “Should I pay rent or EMI’s for my house”?  Hefty costs associated with buying a house, make most independent youngsters to rent one, once they start earning.

As they start families and save money, many choose to buy a home. However, while it is apparent that there are no returns in renting, one needs to be mindful of the costs and recurring expenses associated with buying and owning a house. In this article, we have listed down five important points to consider while comparing Buying Vs Renting which shall help you take a right decision. 1. Cost:  Buying: Buying definitely has a huge upfront cost which includes paying the token money/advance amount at the time of booking or entering into an agreement. In most cases, this is 20% of the purchase price. If you are planning for a home loan, there are installments to be paid. With many banks, during the initial years, the monthly payment gets adjusted …

Real estate tips for the Bangalore Prime location for Home Buyer

Real estate tips for the Bangalore Prime location for Home Buyer
The low budget and mid-income value or the luxury budget are advisable for all when it comes to Bangalore. The availability of large amounts of residential properties in Bangalore at lower prices and also the extensive expansion of the city have encouraged a lot of people to come and live in the city.



TheResidential flats In Bangalore, however, are mostly filled because of the double use of commercial spaces in the area. The whole development tends to be dependent on the major number of global corporate industries acquiring the place, the readily available infrastructure in even the tiniest places, the rapid connectivity which happily and thoroughly joins the whole city and a lot of lands still remaining attracts more investors to come and make their dream home here. Locations such as Electronic City tends to increase the residential demands of its nearby vicinities such as Jigani, Anekal, Attibele and those which lie towar…